1980s THE CHEVRON MOUSTACHE
The mustache made a strong comeback to the mainstream in the 1980s, growing past its 60s and 70s association with counterculture. No ‘tache is more closely linked to the era than the chevron—a thick patch covering the entire upper lip, angled towards the mouth, achieved using a beard trimmer. The style was taken on by many stars of the era, and widely adopted worldwide.
Emerging from the burgeoning American and British music and club scenes, the chevron also became a fixture of the gay community. Even today, the chevron reflects a redefined masculinity, and is for many a way to assert identities that were historically oppressed.